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Sep 22, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
OT-growing up...
I'm anticipating some stuff and I want opinions from the experts (YOU) lol.

I still haven't gotten Mags off the paci at nap and bed time. I also am thinking it's time to start potty training bc she tells me almost all the time when she has peepeed or pooped. She pats her diaper or brings me a new one. Another thing is the crib.

Now y'all decide for me when I should tackle all this. I bought Elmo panties. With Morgan I basically let her wear panties for a few days and that was that. She got it. Thing is...she was almost 3 not almost 2. I feel like Maggie is getting ready, I just don't want to rush it. On the other hand, I don't want to miss an opportunity.

I want to keep her in her crib as long as possible but I was thinking of maybe putting the toddler bed in her room with the crib (tight fit) and kind of transitioning her--naps first.

Should I take the paci and do the tod. bed all at once (prob not) or take the paci first then do the bed later? I hate these big steps and decisions. I'm not a good decision maker. I just need some input.

Sep 23, 2008
emibug
Kathryn, Pager Volunteer and mommy to Emily Mia 02/04/07. 3 years old with GERD. 30mg Prevacid and Pepcid AC. Mylanta needed for flares. Failed prilosec med switch. Tried and failed many med weans but GERD and pain are well controlled. Functional constipation. Reoccurring SBBO. Suspected IBD or autoimmune disease. Resolved issues: MSPI, CSID (acquired), Stage 2 kidney reflux, Chronic diarrhea.
Audrey Meadow 06/20/08. born 34/35 weeks. Still b/f and eats everything! ftt and chronic constipation.
when you figure it out let me know!! lol i bet she will be easier to potty train mags cause she has a big sister. i've been told by 2 people that kids in daycare also potty train faster b/c it's like healthy peer pressure. now, that's hardly a neilson survey lol and i personally do not have first hand experience. i was thinking about putting emily in a big girl bed during naps but she just loves her crib, again, but i need the crib for audrey soon. good luck with the paci i am no help that i have a thumb sucker, can't take away thumbs unfortunately!
Sep 23, 2008
daniejo
Mom (Danie) to Adam (9-4-03) & Nate (3-7-07) Nate was diagnosed with silent AR at 2 months old. He was on neocate, prevacid 30mg per day and couldn't start solids till he was almost 8 months old. He started cow's milk at 14 months and is currently off all meds!! So far so good :) PIC: Disney trip 2008. Nate didn't know Piglet was there, he didn't like the characters too much.
Well, speaking from experience (lol) I would tackle just one at a time. With Adam, this is the order I did it...I did paci first (this way I knew he could self soothe in his "new" sleeping environment. It was truly amazing (at least I think so). Boys are different so Mags may be ready earlier. He was 2.5 yrs old. I let him go to bed with the paci and took it out during the night (that was that) It took a few days of him asking for it back, then nothing. It was *maybe* 2 weeks later and the boy was potty trained. I'm talking he went from wearing pull ups for 1 week and wanting to wear underwear all the time (even bed time) This is why I say amazing...I think the paci was the "key" to all this. I really think he felt like a "big boy" since we kept telling him that, lol.
Sep 23, 2008
amber f
I wouldn't do it all at once either. This is the order I've done it with my kids. 1st paci then crib then potty trained. But my kids were both over 2 before we potty trained or put them in a toddler bed. The pacis were a little before 2. HTH! It doesn't hurt to put her on the potty to get her used to it now already. Good luck.
Sep 23, 2008
abbysmom
Andrea: Mom to 3 crazy girls!
Jackie (3/01)
Payton (9/03)
Abby (4/06) Prevacid 7.5mg (evening), MSPI, goats milk (currently trying to wean off Prevacid)
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Actually with my girls we did the bed first then paci then potty. I let them keep the paci longer (probably too long lol). With Payton we did the paci fairy and that worked well for her. But she was 3 at the time. We did move her to a big bed until she was 3 though. I moved Jackie at 2.5 and she would never stay in bed and then refused to nap so it was a mess. So I waited longer with Payton and that helped. Abby will also be in her crib until she is 3yrs old. We have a twin bed in her room now but we just read stories on it. After her b-day rolls around in April we will just go cold turkey. I probably won't start pting until after Christmas. We go cold turkey with that also. Good luck!
Sep 23, 2008
daniejo
Mom (Danie) to Adam (9-4-03) & Nate (3-7-07) Nate was diagnosed with silent AR at 2 months old. He was on neocate, prevacid 30mg per day and couldn't start solids till he was almost 8 months old. He started cow's milk at 14 months and is currently off all meds!! So far so good :) PIC: Disney trip 2008. Nate didn't know Piglet was there, he didn't like the characters too much.
You know, keeping the paci while transitioning into the "big bed" is probably a good idea now that I think of it. It might make her feel more "secure" while sleeping in it. I kinda wish Nate took a paci...i know that's crazy but Adam slept waaaaaay better than Nate and I think that's why. Anyhoo, good luck with what you decide...I think i may start to let Nate pee in the potty before bath (try to anyway, lol)
Sep 23, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
Okay, y'all have given me some stuff to think about! It just helps to hear it from other moms.

Morgan gave us a hard time about the bed transition so maybe I'll just leave it alone for a while. She isn't having any trouble with the crib-so far.

She likes sitting on the potty and she tells me when she is wet or dirty so I will just take it one step at a time with that. Ease into it.

For the paci...I need to do it now, but I am so afraid it's gonna screw her sleep up. ugh...we'll see.

Thanks!

Sep 23, 2008
mom2halleyann
Donnessa, mom to Halley born 3/10/07
Reflux (mostly) resolved at 14 months
and Addison born 8/17/09. Currently exclusively bf and on 7.5mg Prevacid
I've been wondering about the bed and the p training as well - thanks for asking! I've been sitting H on her potty every couple of hours for the last two days. She actually went in the potty this morning - I was shocked. Unfortunately, she started out going on the floor, then I whisked her onto the potty, but it's a start! Good luck!!!!
Sep 23, 2008
nicholas'smom
We're in the same boat with Nathan too. We decided to try the big bed before taking paci in hopes paci would help transition. He slept in the bed two nights, then had a total meltdown. He's back in his little crib. He's not two until Dec., so we've decided to give it time. Honestly, I think the paci will be easy for him to get rid of as he only uses it when sleeps and has sometimes napped without it. Other dilemma we had with transition to big bed was we decided not to let him cry it out as he kept waking up Nicholas. Need a bigger house, or at least one set up diiferent.
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